Applications are used in business for so many reasons. Whether you use Skype to contact work-from-home employees or use Adobe for pdfs, you're using third-party applications and need to ensure the safety and integrity of your computer system. Many of these apps aren't considered completely safe, so when you download them, you could be opening your doors to phishing, malware or viruses. To help with that, patches are offered, but your IT group must know when and where to find them, install them and test them.
At ITarian, we know that application patch management can be difficult, time-consuming and tedious. Most of your employees despise being put on the patching team because of it. However, we have created a product that is automated to catch patches and remind you to install them. Types of applications we protect include:
- Adobe Acrobat
- Adobe Flash
- Adobe Reader
- Google Chrome
- Mozilla Firefox
- Java-based apps
You probably have every one of those applications on your computer or network of computers, so application patch management is a necessity.
How Malware and Viruses Attack
Most people understand that malware and viruses can come through in downloads and email attachments. In some cases, it is directly emailed to you. However, worms can also go from system to system, wreaking havoc. Sometimes, websites that look like the real thing are fake (phishing), and these compromised sites can deliver harmful problems.
Information thieves used to guess passwords and try to gain direct access to the network (hacking), but they have found a clever way through unpatched webservers, which can be hard to detect.
Our patch management product makes it easy to easily and quickly push patches out to your systems, or it can remind you that patches are available and which ones are most important. Contact us today to learn more.